A new batch of emails released Friday at about 1 am this morning contain yet another potential smoking gun that could add to the voluminous felonious complaints against Hillary for her handling of classified documents.
In a June 17, 2011 email chain with senior State Department adviser Jake Sullivan, Hillary asked Sullivan to change the classified information marking so it would no longer be flagged as classified.
It’s a federal crime to to remove a classified marking and then transmit it in an unclassified manner.
It’s not yet known if Sullivan did as she asked – the State Department won’t say. How are they allowed to keep this information from the American people?
Hillary has said over-and-over “The State Department has confirmed that I did not send nor receive anything that was classified at the time”, but she’s playing with semantics to escape responsibility.
We have had several smoking guns since this scandal began – the primary one is and always will be the server.
The FBI rule book – The Code of Federal Regulations – is clear – Hillary knew all along that the emails needed to be on a secure server and even if she didn’t know, ignorance is not an excuse.
The rule book shreds her defense that she didn’t know they were classified. She had an obligation to report classified information according to the rulebook. It also strictly prohibits the unsecured devices she used.
The State Department covered for her during her time at State.
There are numerous statutes she appears to have violated.
There is a statute that makes it a felony when any government official willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, obliterates, mutilates, falsifies or destroys classified documents. This latest email appears to fit into this description. It’s also further proof that she knew she the material she was receiving and sending was classified.
So far 1275 emails were classified with several being marked Top Secret.
We know her emails contained classified information. The emails contained the name of a CIA officer operating under deep cover; the travel schedule of Ambassador Stevens; intercepts of foreign agents in the Middle East; and satellite coordinates, photos of North Korean nuclear sites, and more.
There are several statutes that could lead to a possible indictment.
The FBI is allegedly exploring potential violations of an Espionage Act provision relating to “gross negligence” in the handling of national defense information, according to Fox.
She might be guilty of making multiple “materially false” statements under U.S. Code 18, Section 1001, the same code Martha Stewart violated.
A section of the criminal code being explored is known as “statements or entries generally,” and can be applied when an individual makes misleading or false statements causing federal agents to expend additional resources and time. In this case, legal experts as well as a former FBI agent said, Section 1001 could apply if Clinton, her aides or attorney were not forthcoming with FBI agents about her emails, classification and whether only non-government records were destroyed.
The false statements do not need to be given under oath.
She is also being looked at for violating statute 18 USC §1924, the same statute on which General Petraeus was convicted. It is the unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or materials.
The email can be found on this link.
The source for this information is Fox News.